Tornado warning issued for area in central Alberta

Jul 31 2022, 10:01 pm

A tornado warning has been issued in central Alberta as severe thunderstorms bubbled up across the province Sunday.

“At 5:19 pm, Environment Canada meteorologists are tracking a severe thunderstorm that is possibly producing a tornado. Damaging winds, large hail and locally intense rainfall are also possible,”  the warning by Environment Canada stated.

This severe thunderstorm is located near Coronation and is moving southeast at 50 km/h.

Doppler radar indicates that this severe thunderstorm is possibly producing a tornado.

Communities in the path include Throne, Veteran, and Hemaruka.

“This is a dangerous and potentially life-threatening situation. Take cover immediately, if threatening weather approaches. If you hear a roaring sound or see a funnel cloud, swirling debris near the ground, flying debris, or any threatening weather approaching, take shelter immediately,” the warning added.

An Alberta Emergency Alert was issued for a possible tornado advising people in the area to seek shelter immediately in a “basement or reinforced structure.”

“Get low and put as many walls between yourself and the storm as possible. Stay away from windows, doors and outside walls,” the alert stated.

“If you are on the highway and cannot avoid the tornado, seek shelter in a ditch or ravine.”

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